New discoveries of planets dubbed super-Earth

Hotnewstoday360: British scientists have discovered a horrifying thermal vibrations on the ice planet 55 Cancri e, is known as the "super-Earth" Earth 40 light years.

"Super Earth" 55 Cancri e, the name of one of the 5 planets revolving around 55 Cancri star in the constellation Cancer, a diameter twice the Earth, but its mass is 8 times. It revolves around a particular star in a mere 18 hours, too short compared to the period of 365 days of the earth, and very hot. 55 Cancri star and its planet 5 Earth about 40 light years and was discovered in 2004. People could see 55 Cancri in the eye in the evening.

According to experts, the "super-Earth" planets are similar in size and folded from 1-10 times the Earth. The ability to observe the atmosphere and the conditions on the surface of the super-Earth is considered an important step to help people search for extraterrestrial life.

Using the Spitzer Space Telescope of the aerospace agency USA (NASA), the British team headed by Cambridge University observed exothermic growth of 55 Cancri e.

The researchers discovered, 55 Cancri e has a temperature change of 1,000 ° - 2,700 ° C. They believe that this temperature variation can be caused by the gas flow and huge dust can melt part, often covered super-Earths surface.

The flow of gas and dust cover 55 Cancri e is thought may originate from volcanic activity is unusually high, higher than what was observed on Io each, one of the moons of Jupiter and the possible disasters strong seismic activity in the solar system.

Diamond planets have material compositions very different from Earth. For example, the Earth has a lot of oxygen and very little carbon (less than one percent), while the other planets with more carbon and no (or very little) oxygen. Key Ingredients of 55 Cancri e is carbon (diamond or graphite). It also contains iron, silicon carbide and even silicate. Pure Diamonds account for at least 1/3 of the mass of the planet.